Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Summertime and Life's Good - August 20, 2019

Yes it is! Taking a break to pose for my photographer Vortex
after shooting my next new music video "Psychic Zone"
Stay tuned!
Photos by Vortex 2019

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Vava Vol 'Music For Yoga and Meditation' - August 13, 2019

For several years now, I have been joyfully practicing yoga, meditation and prayer.  I enjoy the fruits of my practice as I step into my yoga den for a daily routine of Hatha, Kundalini or Chakra yoga.  Sometimes I listen to music, other times silence will do.  

In the fall of 2016, I followed a fork in my musical path and decided to try my hand by creating the first in my series of 'Music for Yoga and Meditation'.  While looping 5-minute compositions using synthesizers, singing bowls, bells and chants, I created four separate 15-minute singles of ambient electronic yoga music.  Enhance your daily yoga and meditation with 'Music for Yoga and Meditation'  I'll be releasing the second of this series later on next year, so stay tuned in here!

                        ~~~~~Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo~~~~~~

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Vava Vol on Bandcamp - August 11, 2019

Self-portrait Vava Vol 2019

In June 2016, I published my first Bandcamp release titled 'Compositions Decompositions'. This music was composed and recorded in the early 1980s using my Korg PS-3300 polyphonic modular synth and my Fostex Multi-Track Cassette 4-track PortaStudio deck. This EP was a tongue in cheek take on modern classical with a twist of noise, drones, short wave radio samples and keyboard trills.  

Photo by Sophie/Bunker Montréal 1993

Upon my return to Montreal after receiving a Canada Council grant to perform in Cold War West Berlin in 1984-1985, I compiled a 90-minute, 22-track DIY cassette package titled 'MetalArbeitenSchlinge'.  

Video still from 'Vava in Berlin'
Vava Vol 80s Archives

Video still from 'Vava in Berlin'
Vava Vol 80s Archives

Photo Paige Powell for Andy Warhol's Interview
March 1985 Issue
Vava Vol 80s Archives

MetalArbeitenSchlinge Cassette Package
Photo by Vava Vol 2019

Fast-forward to 2019 with 48 self-produced solo and collaboration releases under my belt, I continue to challenge the boundaries of eclectic, experimental electronica and those who thought I would have given up a long time ago.  My advice to aspiring experimental musicians and sound artists?  Do It Your Way!


Sunday, 4 August 2019

The New Friends of Ambient 30 - July 28, 2019

Have a listen to the new Friends of Ambient 30 (Various Artists). 
Thank you Lutz for this wonderful compilation!
Get your free download here!

Saturday, 3 August 2019

My Summer Street Art Photos - August 3, 2019

I drove by these street artworks the other day and returned this morning to photograph them.  Made my day!

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Vava Vol Live On Google - July 31, 2019

It's been over a month now since I've started posting live on Google and I must say it's a very pleasant experience working with this new tool. Try it!
Have a look!